Pasta is one of the most widespread foods on the planet for human consumption, thanks to the fact that they are an excellent source of carbohydrates. But, if dogs need protein as their main source of food, can a dog eat pasta?
The answer is that yes, a dog can eat pasta as long as it does not have intolerance to any of the ingredients that make up the pasta, generally flour, water, salt and sometimes egg. Let’s see a little more in detail how to feed a dog.
Index of contents
- 1 Is eating pasta harmful to a dog?
- 2 How should I feed my dog?
- 3 Symptoms that pasta does not sit well with a dog
- 4 What is the best type of pasta for a dog?
Is eating pasta harmful to a dog?
Yes and no, a small portion of pasta is not harmful for a healthy dog (without intolerances to its ingredients). But it is also not beneficial if we give it an excessive amount.
Dogs are omnivores yes, but of carnivorous descent and their diet must be made up of animal proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. In no case should carbohydrates suppose a high percentage in their diet.
So a little well cooked pasta will not be harmful to our dog. But if we abuse it, it will end up being harmful. Everything in its correct measure.
How should I feed my dog?
The pasta should always be well cooked, preferably only with water (without salt) and without any sauce or sauce. That is, totally clean cooked pasta at room temperature.
Don’t mix pasta with industrial dog food, because you would produce an excessively heavy digestion. It is best to give it alone and in the next shot, use your usual food. With industrial food we obviously mean the I think for dogs (balanced / croquettes).
Ideally, you should give him a small portion and values that suit him, for this you should wait at least a day before giving him pasta again. If she doesn’t have any symptoms of feeling bad, you can give her a little more next time.
Symptoms that pasta does not sit well with a dog
If you notice any of the following symptoms after feeding your puppy a little pasta, it is very likely that it does not feel good and therefore, you should never give it again.
- Diarrhea / vomiting
- Flatulence / gases
- Inflammation of the stomach
- General discomfort
What is the best type of pasta for a dog?
As you will know, there are many types of pasta on the market, some of them are colored because they contain vegetable extracts such as tomato, carrot, others are egg, etc …
The best paste you can give a dog is the most natural, that is, that does not contain plant extracts and if possible it does not contain an egg. Look for the classic pasta, it is the most natural, because it contains only flour and water.
You just have to cook it to make it soft, wait until it is at room temperature and you can give your puppy a little if you want. But remember, it should be an occasional supplement and not a habit in your diet.